For decades, scientists and doctors have studied why some people get coronary heart disease and others don’t. They have identified conditions and behaviors that put a person at an increased risk of developing coronary heart disease. These conditions or behaviors are called risk factors.
In the Heart Institute Prevention and Rehabilitation Centre (HIPRC) kit “Understanding Coronary Heart Disease,” you learned how blockages develop in the coronary arteries to cause coronary heart disease. Over 20 research studies have shown that if we aggressively manage heart disease risk factors, it is possible to prevent or slow down the build up of plaque in the coronary arteries. It is even possible to cause a certain amount of the plaque to be removed. This process is called reversal of coronary heart disease, and it is one of the most exciting breakthroughs in medicine today. In this kit you will:
Step 1. Identify risk factors for coronary heart disease
Step 2. Know how to reverse coronary heart disease